Valentines Strawberry Cake
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Ingredients
for the cake:
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup strawberry syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe Strawberry Cream-Cheese Frosting
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Red food coloring.
For the syrup:
  • 1 tray of strawberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice.
For the Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup strawberry syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottoms of 2 (9-inch) cake pans with parchment paper. Lightly coat each pan with baking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium-high speed with an electric mixer for approximately 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add the syrup then.add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Clean the strawberries and put in a pot, add the water, sugar and lime juice. Simmer till the fruit is soft. Then pour this strawberries mixture through a sieve and press it through. This will make the strawberry syrup.
  4. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add vanilla extract and enough food coloring to achieve desired color. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture, alternate with buttermilk, ending with flour mixture. Divide batter equally between prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake on the middle rack of oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake layer comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. To make the frosting: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, strawberry syrup, vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Put in refrigerator till cool before use.
Recipe by KinFolkRecipes at https://arrisje.com/valentines-strawberry-cake/